The story of a young Northern Irish bonfire builder whose antisocial behaviour has led to a judge ordering him to stay away from the bonfires.
Seeking a new outlet for his nephew Stevie's energies, Stevie's uncle gives him his father's 1970s camera. Before his early death, Stevie's father had been a talented photographer, capturing the early years of the Troubles in Derry. Stevie discovers the joys of printing his own black & white pictures in his uncle's old darkroom, and meets Melanie, a girl from the "other” community, when he takes her photo on the Derry walls.
But he soon finds himself drawn back to the bonfires - this time documenting his friends' bonfire-building. When their bonfire is prematurely set alight by a rival gang Stevie has his camera smashed by the gang leader and is challenged to prove his loyalty to his erstwhile comrades and go with them on a revenge raid.
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